"We strongly condemn the two separate attacks on our Radio Ozodi and Current Time journalists in Dushanbe earlier today,” Radio Liberty President and CEO Jamie Fly said.

“We have called on the Tajik authorities repeatedly to stop the government’s pressure campaign against free media," says a statement released by Mr. Fly on May 17.  

According to RFE/RL’s Tajik Services, Fly said he wrote to Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin one again in February to complain about accreditations that have been withheld and threats against RFE/RL journalists.

"It is time for the Tajik government to stop trying to undermine independent reporting that benefits the Tajik people," Fly said.